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Nov. 20, 2014 @ 02:14 PM

Good Citizens honored by DAR

The John Foster Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met on Thursday, November 13, at the Union County Public Library in Monroe to host a special recognition celebration to honor this year’s high school seniors who were chosen by their schools to represent them as the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens.  

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 02:17 PM

Deputy killed in morning wreck

Sgt. Jeffrey Greene died Wednesday morning after a wreck at the intersection of U.S. 74 and Sutherland Avenue.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

County revises procurement policies

Union County changed its procedure for purchasing goods and services last week.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Destiny bus delivers biology lesson to Monroe

Biology students at Monroe High School learned the fundamental principles of evolution and natural selection Thursday, but not in their classroom.

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Nov. 15, 2014 @ 12:29 AM

Cavs cruise past Green Wave, 63-20

Austin Kendall had 447 yards of offense and was in on five touchdowns in Cuthbertson's first round playoff win on Friday. Kendall threw touchdown passes to BJ Muckelvene, JT Cauthen and Nick Karas. Here are other scores involving Union County:

Parkwood 37, Hunter Huss 7

Union Academy 42, South Robeson 0

Asheboro 28, Marvin Ridge 27

Weddington 38, South Iredell 0

Monroe 35, TW Andrews 12

West Stokes 42, Forest Hills 13

Statesville 21, Sun Valley 20


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 11:41 PM

Trevisan's 3 TDs help Warriors advance

Senior Chris Trevisan caught three TD passes and also had an interception in Weddington's 38-0 first-round win over South Iredell. The Warriors are now 11-1 on the year, matching the school record for wins they set last season.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 02:03 PM

Mavs' Wotell signs with Arizona

Marvin Ridge left-handed pitcher Max Wotell signed a National Letter of Intent with the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday. See a list of other Union County athletes who signed.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Warriors' Watts inks with UNC

Star combo guard Stephanie Watts made it official on Wednesday, signing a Letter of Intent with the UNC Tar Heels. Watts accepted North Carolina's scholarship offer as a sophomore.

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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Deer wasting disease eases with cooler temperatures

After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in seven Piedmont counties, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced this week that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer appears to be tapering off with the onset of cooler weather.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Union residents in 'Steel Magnolias' production

Wadesboro’s Ansonia Theatre opens its 2014-15 season on Nov. 7 with one of the most beloved shows of all time. “Steel Magnolias,” set in Truvy’s Beauty Shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is a classic tale centered around a group of gossipy southern ladies and the bonds that hold them together. The show runs for two weekends, November 7-9 and 14-16.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Apple season arrives in North Carolina

Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

The Adoptables

Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

The Adoptables

Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!

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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment

May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.

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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.